National Architecture Week, Melbourne

October 12, 2010

A city-wide festival run by the AIA Victorian Chapter, promoting the work of architects in shaping the cities and environments of the future.

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National Architecture Week is a city-wide festival exploring the people that shape the city, the architecture they create and the ways in which they can contribute to a better, more sustainable Melbourne.

The theme for 2010 is ‘Home’ – a simple, but changing idea for modern Australia. Presented by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), the festival promotes the role of architects in shaping the cities and environments of the future.

Event this year include:
*Exhibition at 41 Exhibition Street*
An exhibition covering the Lyons design for the AIA Victorian Chapter’s headquarters, a hybrid public/commercial building that will foster a relationship between the Institute and the public, and give the AIA a benchmark sustainable building.
9am-5pm daily

*Unitised archiPad*
A physical demonstration of the collaboration between architects, builders, developers and technology. The archiPad is a one-bedroom apartment, acting as a sustainable and design-driven solution to a growing population. Designed by DesignInc and built by Hickory, it is part of VicUrban’s The Nicholson development and will be on display in Federation Square from 24-30 October.

*Jane & Mark Burry book launch*
Jane & Mark Burry launch their new book, The New Mathematics of Architecture (Thames & Hudson).
Monday 25 October, 5pm
["Event details":http://www.nawmelbourne.com/2010/09/mark-and-jane-burry-book-launch.html]

*The Revitalised City – Postcode 3000 Urban Design Walk*
David Pryor, Senior Architect/ Urban Designer with the City Of Melbourne leads a tour around Melbourne’s CBD and explains the urban design interventions which have brought that transformation about. Postcode 3000 was a multifaceted program to get the central city repopulated. How was that achieved, and what other changes have flowed on? Laneways have been reinvented; new architectural typologies have emerged.
Monday 25 October, 3.30pm
Tuesday 26 October, 10.30am
Friday 29 October, 3.30pm
["Details and booking info":http://www.nawmelbourne.com/2010/09/post-code-3000-walking-tour.html]

*Stuart Harrison book launch*
Stuart Harrison talks about his new book, A Place In The Sun (Thames & Hudson) ahead of its release.
Tuesday 26 October, 4.30-5.30pm
["Event details":http://www.nawmelbourne.com/2010/09/stuart-harrison-book-launch.html]

*Talk at the Lyon Housemuseum*
More details to be announced. ["Event details here":http://www.nawmelbourne.com/2010/09/talk-at-lyon-house-museum_28.html]
Tuesday 26 October, 6-8pm

The AIA’s Sustainable Architecture Forum presents a discussion with three speakers – Rob Adams, Karl Treager & Paul Mees – investigating transit-oriented development (TOD) and how transport shapes the urban fabric of the city.
Thursday 28 October, 6pm
["Event details":http://www.nawmelbourne.com/2010/09/safbar.html]

*Talk at the Robyn Boyd Walsh Street House*
Robyn Boyd, a renowned Victorian architect who wrote The Australian Ugliness, rallied against Australia’s promotion of an ornamental, decorative approach to design. The Robyn Boyd Foundation presents a series of talks from 12 prominent architects, who ask: Is Australia still ugly?
More details to be announced. ["Event info here":http://www.nawmelbourne.com/2010/09/talks-at-robin-boyd-walsh-street-house.html]

*Architects Lunch*
A fundraising event that asks architecture practices across Melbourne to organise a lunch and raise money for a charity of their choice. For more information on this and to participate, contact the AIA VIC office on 8620 3866

Tours included throughout the week include the Melbourne Architecture Walking Tour, a St Kilda Road Architecture Walk, the Melbourne Bar and Laneway Tour and Guided Tours of Federation Square.


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